Bust Out The Shades!

Bust out the shades because summer is here! I recently came into some bright neon leather scraps.  Since I generally gravitate towards natural and neutral colors, having this leather as a supply has pushed me to design new things, and holy crap I love it!  The juxtaposition of the warm cognac…

Efficiency or Fun?

When I'm working on creative stuff, efficiency is not my strong suit.  I tend to jump around from project to project and get easily distracted by new opportunities.  I've been trying to become more effecient - mainly by focusing on one medium at a time and working on things in big batches. For…

Oh, My Heart Wood…

A few months ago, I got some heart wood remnants from my dad's shop. (Yay for having a crafty-Dad!) and I've been working on creating jewelry pieces out of them.  These below and a few others are all on Atla's Etsy page.  They are all cut, shaped, and sanded by…

Beads, Beads, Beads!

A large portion of this day was spent stringing beads.  Would it be wrong to keep them all...  and wear them all at once?? These lovelies will be available in Atla's Etsy Store soon, along with coordinating leather cuffs! ~J As Iris Apfel would say: "More is more and less is…